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Six Nations: Scotland rewrite record books in victory over England

3:02 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Scotland rewrote the rugby history books as they defeated England in the 2018 Six Nations to lift the Calcutta Cup at Murrayfield. England lose their heads as well as Grand Slam hopes in Murrayfield mauling A pre-match bust-up in the tunnel summed up an […]

#ArmMeWith smaller classes, books and paper towels but not guns, teachers post online

Educators around the U.S. are protesting proposals to arm teachers by posting with a hashtag, #ArmMeWith, to ask for more school counselors, books, snacks for hungry students and other things they say schools need rather than guns. The hashtag has as of Saturday morning been used about 96,700 times. The #ArmMeWith posts come after President […]

Books: Inside the mind of an endearing schizophrenic

“A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise” by Sandra Allen (Sribner)(Photo: Scribner) When Sandra Allen was studying nonfiction writing at the University of Iowa, her Uncle Bob sent her the typescript of his autobiography. This would be her “crazy” Uncle Bob, a chain-smoking, good-natured, long-haired oddball who lived a hermit existence in California. The autobiography was typed […]

Books: David Mamet pens a gangster novel, ‘Myra Breckinridge’ turns 50 and more in books

Known for his work as a playwright, David Mamet turns this time to fiction with his new novel, “Chicago.” It’s a classic gangster tale set in that city in the 1920s: there are hard-drinking newspapermen, dames, crooked cops and mobsters, of course. “Mamet’s ear for the dark poetry of the American male id fuels ‘Chicago,’” […]

Keanu Reeves Is Publishing Books That Are Beautiful, Socially Conscious, and Worth Your Time

X Artists’ Books is making its mark on L.A. February 23, 2018 Catherine Womack Art, Books Comments Sex, drugs, books, runs, herbs, rhythmic breathing—High Winds tries them all, but still sleep eludes him. High Winds is the title character in trans playwright and multimedia artist Sylvan Oswald’s loosely narrative, poetic art book. Sleeplessness is a […]

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around. The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the time,” says Stanford statistics professor Robert […]

So, You Say You Want to Do the Splits?

If you’ve ever harbored the desire to do the splits, this desire probably left you around age 13, eclipsed by equally brutal preoccupations like romance or acne. But the breakout success in Japan of “Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits: A Four-Week Stretching Plan to Achieve Amazing Health,” a book published last spring […]

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Brian Selznick: By the Book

What book did you most like to recommend to customers when working at Eeyore’s Books (R.I.P) in the ‘80s? I didn’t really know anything about children’s books when I started working at Eeyore’s. But my boss Steve Geck, who is now an editor at Sourcebooks, took me under his wing and sent me home every […]

What does ‘American Sniper’ have to do with Republic teen’s alleged school shooting threat? – Springfield News

Chris Kyle poses with his best-selling book, “American Sniper.”(Photo: Paul Moseley, AP) After a 13-year-old boy allegedly made a threat Friday to a shoot up a Republic school, police seized five guns from his home. They also took two books. A search warrant obtained by police authorized them to seize “any writings, documents, journals” and other […]